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Top 10 New England Art Exhibits of 2010

Art – and art spaces — of all sizes
Art – and art spaces — of all sizes
By GREG COOK  |  December 21, 2010


The Worcester Art Museum shows us ‘Who Shot Rock & Roll’
It is May 1966, in the Prelude Club in Harlem, an Atlantic Records release party.
By GREG COOK  |  March 24, 2010

States of the art

New England museums worth traveling for
In New England, where you can't swing a sack of cranberries without hitting a venerable cultural institution, anyone with access to a car (or even a subway pass) can scope out these topnotch art museums.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  June 09, 2009

Instant messages

Cindy Bernard at the Mills Gallery, Do-Ho Suh at Tufts, ‘Human Nature(S)’ At The Worcester Art Museum  
The immediacy of communicating personal information that Internet culture and high bandwidth provide is not part of the new exhibition at the Mills Gallery, which eschews digital technology altogether.
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  December 09, 2008

Your history

‘Impermanence’ at the Essex Art Center, ‘Two Chinas’ at WAM, Renée Green at the Carpenter Center, and Feminism at the MFA
For a building, inclusion on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 11 Most Endangered list is a mixed blessing.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  February 26, 2008

Defending the universally loathed

The Phoenix looks with loving eyes at some of the worst people, places, and things in the world — and gives them a big hug
Forsaken entities deserve a second chance.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 14, 2008

Turn on the bright lights

Art, women, politics, and food
Art this fall grapples with issues like gender and journalism, personal space and human survival, and what to have for lunch.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  September 12, 2007


Cameron Jamie grapples with Michael Jackson, hot-dog eating contests, and cranky Klauses at MIT
Plus, Ed Ruscha and Raymond Pettibon in Worcester
By GREG COOK  |  May 18, 2007

Very funney

William Wegman at the Addison, Ed Ruscha and Raymond Pettibon at WAM, and John Ruskin & friends at the Fogg
Early William Wegman videos on YouTube are grainy black-and-white mini-musings on watching and being watched.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 27, 2007

Going deep

One-person shows dominate, Cyberarts proliferate, and a few artists collaborate
A gaggle of big solo shows share the art waves with that powerful influx of computer-reliant art known as the Boston Cyberarts Festival this season.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 13, 2007

Every picture tells a story

Children’s-book illustrators at the New Art Center, Alexander Ross at WAM, and Hélio Oiticica at Harvard
“Dear Diary: I know I should be asleep already, but I just can’t sleep if I don’t write this all down. I’ll burst!”
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 06, 2007

Fresh forms

 Cristin Searles’s playful “Installation”
Providence artist Cristin Searles’s cloth sculptures sprout from the walls of Rhode Island College’s Bannister Gallery like an infestation — but in a good way.
By GREG COOK  |  December 12, 2006

Touchy feely

Cecily Brown’s paintings at the MFA, Louise Bourgeois’s dolls in Worcester  
Art-world sophisticates are schooled not to hunt for hidden pictures in abstract paintings, but that’s just what Cecily Brown encourages.
By GREG COOK  |  November 21, 2006

Fight the power

Artists protest war, scrutinize surveillance, explore usefulness, and embrace couture  
Art mixes it up with history and politics, peers closely at electronic surveillance, worries about its own usefulness, traipses down the fashion runway, and brings cool stuff back from China and Puerto Rico in exhibitions opening this fall.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  September 13, 2006

Exhibition expedition

A road trip to sample great art is worth the gas money
Here are 10 exhibits across New England that will keep you happily inside all summer. Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
By GREG COOK  |  June 14, 2006

In dark trees

David Thorpe, tipping points and parade swag, and Iran and Paris in Watertown
Visionary landscapes crafted from cut paper and bits of the real world set the stage for dramatic yet ambiguous scenarios in collages made by a young British artist David Thorpe.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 28, 2006

Time and space

Artists taking on all there is
Humor and craftsmanship are both evident on the art horizon.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 07, 2006

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